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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Growing in Unity Day Two

It's day two of my week as the Growing In Unity guest designer!!!  I am so excited to share with you again today!  Thank you so much to everyone that stopped by yesterday and left such sweet comments!

If you read my first post yesterday you know that I am using the same pattern papers and color pallet for all my projects this week.

So I have a stamp addiction...and living in the Seattle addiction to coffee...  so I had to create a project to share with you this week that features this wonderful coffee stamp image titled Coffee side by side.

I cute is that...and what a steal at $2.99 on sale!!!

I stamped the image onto white cardstock using Memento black tuxedo ink.  I then colored it using the Copic markers that coordinated with the pattern paper pad.  I backed the image with a piece of the golden white washed pattern paper; then onto the black and white pattern paper.  The stack was then mounted onto the card base using foam tape.

I just love this pattern paper and this image is perfect for it!!!

I hope you'll continue to drop by this week and check out all my projects for the week!

Don't forget to leave a comment on this blog post and my others as the Growing in Unity guest posts this week for your chance to win one of two 25 random stamps grab bags from Unity!  (are they awesome or what!)  Be sure to keep an eye on my blog next week to see if you were picked as my lucky winners!

Happy crafting...Lynda

Monday, March 30, 2015

Growing in Unity day One!

Oh yeah...its time again for me to be the Growing in Unity gal!!!  I am so excited to be sharing with you creations using Unity images all week long!!!

When I set down to create my projects for my week I decided that I was going to keep them all in the same color pallet and to do so I decided that all the projects would be created featuring pattern papers from the same line; the 6x6 paper pad from Fancy Pants called Park Bench.  I have to say that these colors are some of my favorites and the patterns in this line lend themselves to so many fun projects!

I started by stamping this wonderful image from the September 2013 Kit of the Month Happiness has no Limit onto white cardstock using Memento black tuxedo ink.  Looking on the Unity can also find this image in the Take Care of You set as well.   I then colored it using my Copic markers. I trimmed the image and mounted it to the whitewashed blue pattern paper from the pad and then onto the card front that I covered with the wonderful golden pattern paper.

I love the simplicity of this image and really think it lends itself to any kind of card.  This one is for a friend that recently has been having a hard time, so I kept no sentiment on the front and just wrote a nice message to her on the inside.

I hope you'll come back each day this week as I share with you more Unity creations featuring this same color pallet from this paper line!

Don't forget to leave a comment on this blog post and my others as the Growing in Unity guest posts this week for your chance to win one of two 25 random stamps grab bags from Unity!  (are they awesome or what!)  Be sure to keep an eye on my blog next week to see if you were picked as my lucky winners!

Happy crafting....Lynda

Saturday, March 28, 2015

New release at Time for Tea

It is new release time at Time for Tea and this month their are some super cute images coming out.  This one titled Veterinarian girl was a must have to color up first with all these adorable animal images!!!

I printed the image onto white cardstock and colored it in with my Copic markers.  I then mounted it onto my card that I had covered with pattern papers from the Fancy Pants Parkbench line.  The sentiment is washi tape, the flower is from Prima, the blue brad and that cute felt heart are all from my stash.

Be sure to keep an eye on the Time for Tea blog for more samples using the newest release images!!!

Happy crafting....Lynda

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Have a Seat

It's time for a new Inspiration at the Red Rubber Inspirationals today...and the host is Melissa.  Her theme is Have a Seat; she would like to see a stamped image of a chair, sofa, love seat....something you can sit down on.

So I started with the One of  Kind stamp set which features this cute girl sitting on a bench...

I stamped her in Memento ink and then colored her with my Copic markers.  I then printed this

I hope you'll join the challenge and link up a project to Melissa's blog post here.

Happy crafting...Lynda

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Time for a new challenge on the Cuttin' and Stampin' blog!  This time our theme is Girly...
We were lucky enough to be given these amazing Prima products to create with:



For my card I started by stamping the jar onto a scrap piece of acetate.  I then cut it out very carefully.  I then covered my card front with this wonderful pattern paper.  I then stamped the fairy and butterfly onto the pattern paper.  I stamped the jar onto a scrap piece of grey cardstock and trimmed the lid.  I adhered the grey cardstock the the acetate and layered the acetate over the stamped fairy and butterfly.  I then stamped the sentiment from the Prima coffee line onto cream cardstock and inked it to match the pattern paper.  I then fussy cut the image and attached it to my card front using staples; lining them up the the ones in the stamped image.  I then added the crystal rose next to the sentiment.

I adore this pattern paper and hope that you fill join our girly challenge this time.  Be sure to link up your project to the blog post!

Happy crafting...Lynda

Saturday, March 21, 2015

It's all about the fox...Mr. Fox

One of the new release images from Time For Tea for March was this adorable Mr. Fox image:

I wanted him to be front and center on my card, so I printed the image rather large for my card.

I colored him using my Prismacolor pencils and then created this fun background for my card using scraps from the paper pad by My Minds Eye.  (loved the paper so much I ended up with two of the same 6x6 pads!)  The sentiment is some fun washi tape that I picked up from a Facebook swap group!!

Be sure to keep an eye on the Time For Tea Blog for more projects using their awesome digital images!!

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:
Crafty Sentiments - bright colors
Craft your passion - Anything Goes
Melonheadz - Animals
Anya, Oddies, and Others - Other stamps

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Follower giveaway winner

So excited to announce the winner of my 200 follower giveaway.....

Congratulations to Ivy of I should be sleeping but....(cute blog title)!!!

Leave me a comment with your email so we can connect and I can get your package off to you in the mail.  I have comment moderation on, so your email will not be published.

Thank you for all the lovely comments left on my Coffee Lovers card post...and welcome to the new followers...

Happy crafting!!!


Thursday, March 05, 2015

Red Rubber Inspirational #210 For the Boys

I'm hosting the inspirational challenge this week on the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog and my theme is For the Boys.  I wanted to see masculine themed images or colors used on your project...and you must have stamping on your project somewhere.

For complete Inspirational Rules, please read them here.

Here are my projects based on our theme this week:

For my first card I started out by first printing the sentiment from Pickled Potpourri onto my cardstock.  I then stamped the lighthouse image from the Lighthouse and Birds set using Momento ink. I then colored the image using my Spectrum Noir colored pencils.  I then cut out the image using deckle scissors and then backed with grey cardstock and then mounted onto the card base.

For my second card I stamped the Ship Collage image onto my cardstock and colored it with my Spectrum Noir colored pencils.  I then strung jute across my card base that I covered with a piece of book paper.  I then backed the image with dark green cardstock and mounted it onto my card.

I hope you will join my challenge this week!  Link up your For the boys project on the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog post here.

Happy crafting...Lynda

Entering the following:
                       Cards 4 Guyz - Sailing theme

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Time for a new challenge at Crafts Galore Encore

I am so excited to be joining the other amazing artists as part of the Craft Galore Encore design team!  I look forward to creating a project a month to inspire you based on the theme.  This month the theme is Anything Goes....who doesn't love that theme???

For my project I started with this cute Cheeky Fair image from The Greeting Farm.  She is colored with my Copic markers.  I added the little white bits of gel pen in places to really make her pop off the page.  I then backed her with green cardstock and then onto this wonderful pattern paper from We R Memorykeepers Little One paper pad.  That stack was then put onto a cream card base.

I hope you'll consider joining the challenge!!!

Happy crafting...Lynda
Entering this card into the following:
Anya, Oddies, and Other's linky party - The Greeting Farm

Friday, February 27, 2015

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog hop and 200 follower giveaway

It's time again for another Coffee Loving Cardmaker blog hop!!!  I have done this a couple times now and have had so much fun in the past, so why not do it again!!!

The hop details can be found on the Coffee Loving Papercrafters blog post here:

Create a project using a coffee/tea/warm beverage theme and link it up... in the Seattle area...gotta make a coffee card!!!

I used the My Favorite Things Coffee Cup Die-namics for my creation; along with pattern paper from Prima's Coffee Break paper pad.  The cute hashtag wood veneer is from Studio Calico.

And...if you were here earlier this will know that I hit 200 followers on my I have a giveaway for someone that is a follower....leave me a comment on this blog post and let me know you are a follower for your chance to win this awesome stamp set from Kaiser Crafts and a few other goodies that I will toss in the package:

This hop runs until Friday, March 6 at 11:59 PM PST.  So get your name in for this giveaway and be sure to hop along all the wonderful blogs participating!!!

Happy crafting...Lynda

Entering my card into the following: